Upcoming safari for US Senate RINOs

Nov 1, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

Care to go on a RINO hunt? A The day after the election marks the beginning of an expedition to take down Senate RINOs in the 2012 election.

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Raoul Thibideaux

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Nov 1, 2010
 
Who's conducting the RINO hunt? The tealiban?. I've already had enough of them. What's so wrong with trying to work with the democrats and the president? Isn't that what our representatives are supposed to do? The far reich is already losing republican support. Ron Paul and Jim DeMint's true allegiance is not to the United States. Compared to Collins and Graham neither one of them can come close in either capability or courage.
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Fredericksburg, VA

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Nov 1, 2010
 
Not exactly. There are some rebublicans that need to go and Snowe is at the top of the list. That being said, why is voting against obamas and the dems unpopular policies so bad. WE ELECT OFFICIALS TO SPEAK FOR US NOT TO US. Everytime the republicans vote no it's because that's what their constituents want. If the dems had listened to theirs and dropped healthcare and the 2nd stimulus, maybe they wouldn't be in for such a bloodbath tomorrow. Nobody trusts them to think independantly or be their voice now. The rebubs are running on the no vote and stopping these expensive liberal initiatives and people are voting for them in overwhelming numbers. Doesn't that tell you someting?
Raoul Thibideaux

Gulfport, MS

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Nov 1, 2010
 
I no longer trust republicans to think independently either. Their purging the party of all those who don't agree with them has lost me. If they had not tried to divide the party they may have had a chance of taking back the house and the senate. I was going to vote for the republican in my area until I heard he had been endorsed by Sarah Palin, now I plan to vote for a blue dog democrat. Definitely, nobody that even smells of tea party will get my vote.
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Fredericksburg, VA

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Nov 1, 2010
 
Raoul Thibideaux wrote:
I no longer trust republicans to think independently either. Their purging the party of all those who don't agree with them has lost me. If they had not tried to divide the party they may have had a chance of taking back the house and the senate. I was going to vote for the republican in my area until I heard he had been endorsed by Sarah Palin, now I plan to vote for a blue dog democrat. Definitely, nobody that even smells of tea party will get my vote.
There has been a lot of upheavel in both parties. I am amazed at how democrats can be so vicious to thier own who disagree with them(remember how they treated Lieberman and hillary?) And they are even more vicious to others who disagree (Obama called rebulicans the enemy and said we could sit in the back of the bus). The tea party is made up from all parties and persuasions. Basically they are for limited gov't, personal responsibility and personal freedom. None are perfect, some more conservative or liberal than others. Their focus seems to be on ideas and principles they can agree on. I had a lot of respect for the blue dogs at the start of healthcare. But they all sold out to vote with thier party even though their constituents didn't want it. If you claim to believe strongly on a principle and then sell your vote for pork or reelection, I don't think you should be trusted. We elect poiticians to speak for us not to us. If you think gov't and our country is heading in the wrong direction then vote for someone who will listen to you, respect your will and vote accordingly. Just because they have a tea party endorsement does not mean they won't speak for you. And just because they say they are a blue dog doesn't mean that they will. I guess I hope you will vote what you know is right for you and not on an emotional reaction to a lable. The dems have had 2 years and all they have shown me is that they will vote however they want no matter what their constituents want, even the blue dogs. Can you trust them?
Raoul Thibideaux

Gulfport, MS

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Nov 1, 2010
 
I can't trust either party these days, but thanks a lot for the helpful info.
Anonymous

Fredericksburg, VA

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Nov 1, 2010
 
Raoul Thibideaux wrote:
I can't trust either party these days, but thanks a lot for the helpful info.
I hear you. I wish you well tomorrow. There are some tough choices out there. Thank you for engaging in a thoughtful and respectful exchange of ideas. I've looked at a lot of other posts and the language and name calling is out of control. Maybe if more people could talk calmly and rationally we could accomplish some things! Good luck!
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

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Nov 1, 2010
 
Tigertoy wrote:
<quoted text> I had a lot of respect for the blue dogs at the start of healthcare. But they all sold out to vote with thier party even though their constituents didn't want it. If you claim to believe strongly on a principle and then sell your vote for pork or reelection, I don't think you should be trusted.
LMAO!!! Are you really this naive? This is how the world works, boy. It's called horsetrading. And this has happened in government since Roman times. Also, those who aren't bought off by the president or the leadership (of either party) are bought off by lobbyists. It's all about power, who has it, who's willing to trade for it. Representing you is far, far down the list. Learn how the real world works, please!
Anonymous

Fredericksburg, VA

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Nov 1, 2010
 
Thanks Sterling! You have just perfectly illustrated the point I was making to Raoul. I have seen many of your other postings. You basically have few facts or original thoughts to back up your tirades or any excuse for all of the filthy name calling. Now that you are attempting to jump in and highjack our discussion it is painfully clear that you are not interested in a free exchange of ideas or a healthy debate. You only want to stir up trouble and get people angry. It won't work here, at least not with me. You will probably keep trying , which is your right and your responsibility. You are a good example of why people are so angry and can't find any room for compromise. If it makes you feel better about yourself to tear others down I feel sorry for you. I'm not naive about how the world works. I'm hopeful it can be better. I'm very sorry you appear that you appear to be completely hopeless. Maybe you could try being as open minded as you claim to be. Maybe some hope and change will come your way.
Sterling Silver

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Nov 2, 2010
 
Tigertoy wrote:
Thanks Sterling! You have just perfectly illustrated the point I was making to Raoul. I have seen many of your other postings. You basically have few facts or original thoughts to back up your tirades or any excuse for all of the filthy name calling. Now that you are attempting to jump in and highjack our discussion it is painfully clear that you are not interested in a free exchange of ideas or a healthy debate. You only want to stir up trouble and get people angry. It won't work here, at least not with me. You will probably keep trying , which is your right and your responsibility. You are a good example of why people are so angry and can't find any room for compromise. If it makes you feel better about yourself to tear others down I feel sorry for you. I'm not naive about how the world works. I'm hopeful it can be better. I'm very sorry you appear that you appear to be completely hopeless. Maybe you could try being as open minded as you claim to be. Maybe some hope and change will come your way.
You know, I would really join you. But go out and talk to 100 people off the street and try to get them fired up. I'll do the same. But I think you would find that you'd only get about 12 who'd say they were interested, and of that, only 6 would actually be willing to carry on the necessary slog work to get things changed. Most people are completely apathetic. And the politicians know this, and do their own thing, enriching themselves at our expense. I took my rose-colored glasses off a long time ago.
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Fredericksburg, VA

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Nov 2, 2010
 
You're probably correct. The biggest problem is everyone talks but no one wants to do the hard work. All we can do is vote in some new blood and hope they do what they say they will. If not, we vote them out, try again. I strongly beleive that if everyone would help out in their own communities we could get rid of the welfare state. Our country survived just fine for 150 years without it. All Americans need to know that they are exceptional and capable, not victims. You have to have hope. Without it , what's the point. And so, I will conceed you have a point.
Sterling Silver

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Nov 2, 2010
 
Tigertoy wrote:
You're probably correct. The biggest problem is everyone talks but no one wants to do the hard work. All we can do is vote in some new blood and hope they do what they say they will. If not, we vote them out, try again. I strongly beleive that if everyone would help out in their own communities we could get rid of the welfare state. Our country survived just fine for 150 years without it. All Americans need to know that they are exceptional and capable, not victims. You have to have hope. Without it , what's the point. And so, I will conceed you have a point.
Someone recently recommended that we multiply the size of the House of Representives to about 5 times the size it is now. At first I thought this was crazy, 435 people can't do anything, what makes them think 2,500 would? But the writer made a great point that now the average representative has around 700,000 constituents. No way can they get everyone's viewpoint. So what happens is that money buys access. Try calling or writing your congressman or woman and bring up a controversial subject. See what kind of response you get. You'll talk to an assistant, who will quickly ascertain whether you are a nutcase or not (hint: if your issue is against the person's philosophy, you are automatically a nutcase, regardless if you have a good point). Once you are pigeonholed this way, call back a few weeks later. I'm betting they will have no record of your communication. Now walk in with $100,000 with the same exact concern, and you will get a meeting with the congressman, and maybe a vote in your favor. Again, this is not how it should be, but that's how it works. As Winston Churchill said (more or less): It's a terrible system but it's the best we have. I would add it needs some improvement.
Anonymous

Fredericksburg, VA

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Nov 2, 2010
 
I agree it needs improvement. There is no doubt that money has been doing a lot of the talking for a long time, on both sides. I think people are incredibly angry and frustrated by it. People were making their will known long and loud in many states and the dems ignored them or belittled them and did as they pleased. Here is another idea. I did not learn until recently that the way senetors used to be elected to congress was thru nomination from the states legislatures. The people elected the state congressmen. Those congressmen would in turn elect 2 delegates to be senetors in the US Congress. The Senate has become so full of itself and is too distant from the constituents. Perhaps the old way was better. The guys nominated by the state legislatures had a direct connection and responsibility to those they represented. Today's Senators seem to view congress as their personal, well paying playground. I hope the rebublicans are serious about their promises. I'm willing to give them a chance because the gov't is way out of control right now. If anything, maybe we can stop and catch our breath a little.

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